Applied Behavior Analysis Undergraduate Certificate

The Applied Behavior Analysis Undergraduate Certificate from Temple’s College of Education and Human Development prepares students to further their education in the field and pursue careers that focus on applying behavior analysis in community settings. 

Through the certificate program, students learn how to analyze environment-behavior interactions in order to develop ecologically sound, individualized interventions. Students will learn to apply the science of behavior analysis to various populations in diverse settings. 

The program is designed to allow students to meet the coursework requirements for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst credential. It also prepares those students who wish to further their studies to apply for the Master of Science in Education degree in Applied Behavior Analysis

The certificate program requires 15 credits for completion, and can be completed in less than one year as a full-time student, and two years as a part-time student. The maximum amount of time allowed to complete the program is four years. All courses are taught on Temple’s Main Campus.

Classes & Curriculum

The following courses are required for completion of the certificate.

  • Analyzing and Changing Behavior
  • Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • Ethics and Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Evaluating Behavior Change Interventions
  • Understanding Autism

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The Applied Behavior Analysis certificate helps prepare students who want to pursue careers that involve

  • behavioral health;
  • clinical consultation;
  • general and special education teachers; 
  • organizational behavior management; and
  • research.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $17,976.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,376.00 per year


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